News for Sunday, March 28, 2010

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Confident Hickok poised for super season

The AJGA season kicks off in earnest this week and Kramer Hickok can’t wait. The 17-year-old from Plano, Texas, is ready to put his offseason work to the test. Ryan Lavner explains.

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Seo wins Kia Classic for first LPGA title

Hee Kyung Seo ran away with the inaugural Kia Classic for her first LPGA Tour title Sunday, shooting a 2-under 70 for a six-stroke victory in a final round marked by Michelle Wie’s latest rules gaffe.

Rookie diary: Contending in my 1st Futures event

Well, I just got in from my last round at the Duramed Futures Tour event Mexico and unfortunately I didn’t play very well today.

Gomez braves wind to take Louisiana Open title

Argentina's Fabian Gomez won the Louisiana Open for first Nationwide Tour title, closing with a 7-under 64 in windy conditions Sunday for a tournament-record six-stroke victory over three players.

Wie penalty protest plays out live on TV

Michelle Wie has been penalized two strokes for grounding her club in a hazard after hitting out of the water on the 11th hole in the final round of the Kia Classic at La Costa on Sunday.

Illinois, DeForest claim Spring Break titles

Illinois successfully defended its title Sunday at the FAU Spring Break Championship, claiming an 18-shot victory at the Gleneagles Golf Club Prestine Course. The Illini topped a field of 16 teams, including seven Big Ten teams.

LaCrosse wins first Futures Tour title

Cindy LaCrosse shot a bogey-free 5-under 68 Sunday to win the Duramed Futures Tour’s Riviera Nayarit Challenge.

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No. 2 UCLA ends drought with Rawls victory

UCLA won its first event of the season Sunday, going wire-to-wire at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational. Bruins sophomore Stephanie Kono (pictured) tied for third.

Els ‘not at total ease’ Sunday at Bay Hill

Ernie Els has to sleep on another lead at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, and the Big Easy says that won’t be easy.

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No. 1 OSU outlasts ’Bama at Linger Longer

Oklahoma State junior Kevin Tway led the top-ranked Cowboys to their third victory of the season Sunday at the Linger Longer Invitational.

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Duke, Duncan win big at Liz Murphey

With just three weeks left until conference play begins, Duke is coming on strong. The Blue Devils claimed a 21-shot victory at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic, as freshman Lindy Duncan won the individual title.

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Alexander goes back-to-back at Azalea Am

Last year, Tyson Alexander put together an impressive three-shot victory at the Azalea Invitational. This year, he was even better.

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Couples shoots 62, wins 3rd Champions title

Fred Couples wins Cap Cana Championship

Oosthuizen, Choi earn spots in Masters field

Louis Oosthuizen and K.J. Choi can add Augusta National to their travel itinerary.

Els leaking oil on back nine at stormy Bay Hill

Maybe Mother Nature called a timely timeout for Ernie Els.

Goydos stuck in stormy Orlando

PGA Tour regulations disallow the news media’s interviewing of players in the locker room.

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Els leads at Bay Hill; Monday finish looms

The Arnold Palmer Invitational will resume Monday morning at soggy Bay Hill. Ernie Els held a two-shot lead over Kevin Na.

Oosthuizen wins Andalucia, trip to Masters

Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa has earned his second straight trip to the Masters by winning his first European Tour title with a 3-under 67 in the final round of the Andalucia Open.

Thorpe impressed by Woods’ golf game

Add Jim Thorpe to the list of pros that have had a first-hand look at Tiger Woods’ golf game.